The Photographic Angle (TPA) is a charitable organisation set up to promote the education of the public in the art and science of photography. We stage exhibitions that are free to enter and that travel across the UK transforming otherwise empty spaces into photographic galleries. Exhibitions comprise large scale photographs together with technical information, information about the photographic theme, boards containing inspirational quotes and boards containing hints and tips on photography. Professional, student and amateur photographers submit their work for possible inclusion in one of our travelling exhibitions, which are curated by our Head of Design. The work that we do offers the public a chance to explore this fascinating medium which can be art, a profession, or simply a pastime.

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Light in the Lens coming to London

Following our popular ‘Viewpoint’ exhibition, we are delighted to be able to announce a new exhibition in London is coming very soon!

Come along to South Quay Plaza on Canary Wharf to experience inspirational images from all over the World, on the theme of ‘Light in the Lens’

The exhibition opens on Wednesday 23rd May and runs until Sunday 27th May, open daily from 10am to 3pm.

Docklands Light Railway will take you to the door if you alight at South Quay.

The images that feature in this exhibition all explore the effect that light can have on the outcomes of photographic pursuits. Some examine the interplay of light and shadow, others the use of highlights, contrast and saturation. Some experiment with long exposure in order to paint with light.

We look forward to welcoming you to our exhibition!

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Patterns is coming to London

Our newest and highly popular theme is back on the road this quarter and is now on its way to London.

You will be able to find Patterns in Byron House, 7-9 St James’s Square, London from Wednesday 23rd to Sunday 27th May, open daily from 10am to 3pm.

Patterns. They surround us. We come across them every day. We have them on our clothes, we have them in our homes, we see them in nature, we walk across them, we walk past them, we walk under them, and we probably even consume them at meal times. Noticing these details can help us to get a better understanding of the world around us to develop a new way of seeing. 

We look forward to welcoming you to our exhibition, more details can be found on the Exhibition page

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Viewpoint - Coming to Reading

Viewpoint is now on it’s way to Thames Valley Park in Reading:

Come along to TVP 1 & 2, Thames Valley Park, Earley, Reading  from Wednesday 30th May to Sunday 3rd June 2018, open from 10am to 3pm each day

The viewpoint from which you shoot your image can make a vast difference to how your subject is perceived. As photographer Ansel Adams once said: ‘A good photograph is knowing where to stand’

The images featured in this exhibition have all sought to experiment with the viewpoint in order to present us with new and unexpected perspectives

Come along and gain a new ‘perspective’ on your own photography! More details on the ‘Exhibitions’ page.

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Competition - Seasons

In temperate and sub-polar regions, four calendar-based seasons are generally recognized: spring, summer, autumn (or fall), and winter. These four seasons are marked by changes in weather, ecology and variations in the amount of daylight that we experience. They vary significantly in characteristics and each season has a very distinctive mood.

In this competition we are looking for images that capture and reflect the mood of the season.

We’re looking forward to seeing your most memorable shots.

This competition closes for entries on 30th June 2018 at midnight (GMT)

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Feedback - Viewpoint

‘Viewpoint’ is our third theme to be out on tour this coming quarter. Making it’s debut in 2015, Viewpoint has been well-received in every venue it has visited.

The Viewpoint chosen is an integral part of taking a photographic image, as photographer Ansel Adams once said: ‘A good photograph is knowing where to stand’. The images featured in this exhibition have all sought to experiment with the viewpoint in order to present us with new and unexpected perspectives.

It has been difficult to choose from all the excellent feedback we have received for this theme, but Lesley Harrell who saw the exhibition in Essex back in 2015 says this:

Really enjoyable, showed us more about how people take photographs. As amateur photographers we found it enormously inspiring. The standard of photographs was excellent.

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Feedback - Light in the Lens

Another theme making a come-back in the next quarter, is the ever popular, ‘Light in the Lens’, which was first shown in 2014.

Always a popular theme, we have had some lovely feedback over the years.

We were thrilled to receive this feedback from one of our photographers, Richard Mills, whose images formed part of the exhibition, way back in 2014:

Excellent exhibition – some truly outstanding images (including some of mine – although mine pale in comparison!) Obviously some very talented photographers. A great opportunity to see some inspiring and thought provoking images.

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Feedback - Patterns

Coming to a venue near you in the next quarter – our new theme, ‘Patterns’.

This is only the second tour for this theme, but we have been blown away by the positive feedback we have received – thank you to all who have filled out the ‘Snapshot’ forms!

Here is some feedback that really sums up what everyone has been saying, and it’s from a visitor to Quorum Business Park in Newcastle:

Excellent exhibition – stunning and thought-provoking images. Wide range of interpretation. Very much enjoyed it.

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Our submission process has changed

Anyone who has submitted work to be included in one of our catalogues in the past, would have done this via a submissions page link. However, due to an overwhelming and fantastic response to our competitions, TPA have decided to curate its catalogues from the best of our competition entrants. The quality of work submitted to competitions over the years has been outstanding hence the decision to merge the two.

In short, anyone interested in having their work displayed at our venues should enter our competitions instead. The favourites will be contacted in due course throughout the year as and when a new catalogue print is scheduled. Please view our competitions page for further details.

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All Exhibitions are free to enter!

This is just a little reminder that all of our photography exhibitions are free to have a look around. We welcome group visits from schools, colleges and universities and will do whatever we can, to ensure that students gain the most from their experience. Please email or give us a call on 0800 028 7338 to discuss this further.


  • Patterns
  • London - Byron House, St James's Street, London
  • 23 May 2018 - 27 May 2018
  • Light in the Lens
  • London - South Quay Plaza, London
  • 23 May 2018 - 27 May 2018